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The Perspective Of A First-Generation College Graduate In Houston

Yolanda Norman talks about her experience as the first in her family to go to college.

College ClassroomWe meet Houstonian Yolanda Norman. She’s originally from Memphis and has been in Houston since 2007. She’s a first-generation college graduate and is currently a doctoral student.

She talks about the rarity of women of color in tenured faculty at universities and about her experience as the first in her family to go to college. She says that prepares her to help minority students get their degrees.

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